Lawyer Prevented from Meeting Detained Practitioner Mr. Bao Wenju

December 08, 2013 | By a Minghui correspondent from Jilin Province, China

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Bao Wenju from Jilin City was arrested and taken to a brainwashing center by local police on October 18, 2013. He was later detained at a detention center, so the police likely intended to illegally sentence him. Mr. Bao’s attorney demanded to meet with him but personnel at the detention center denied his request.

The Domestic Security Division of the Jilin City Police Department as well as the local police stations carried out a large scale arrest of practitioners on October 17-18, 2013. Over 40 practitioners were arrested, including Mr. Bao Wenju who lives on Beiji Street, Chuanying District, and his niece, Ms. Ao Cuicui.

Mr. Bao and Ms. Ao were leaving their home to do business on the morning of October 18, 2013. Mr. Bao was arrested by police as soon as he stepped out the door. Ms. Ao didn’t see him and tried to call him. Three officers pushed her to the ground. Their home was ransacked twice by police, who confiscated all Falun Gong books, a computer, an mp5 player, two receivers for satellite TV broadcasts, tools for the installing a satellite receiver, and other items.

Violation of Chinese Law

The police took both practitioners to the Zhihe Police Station in the Chuanying District. Ms. Ao was transferred to the Jilin City Detention Center that night and held for ten days. Mr. Bao was taken to the Shahezi Brainwashing Center in Jilin City and later transferred to the Jilin City Detention Center. He has not been released.

Mr. Bao’s attorney went to the Jilin City Detention Center at 3:00 p.m. on November 7, 2013, to meet with his client. The staff at that location refused the request, claiming that the Domestic Security Division of the Jilin City Police Department had issued an order that no one was allowed to meet with Mr. Bao. Mr. Bao’s attorney pointed out that this order violates established Chinese law, but to no avail. He was unable to meet with his client.

Prior Arrest and Detention

This is not the first time Mr. Bao has been arrested. When he was helping the villagers at Huanghuadianzi Village, Wulan Township, Aohan Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to install satellite TV receivers on December 21, 2012, he was arrested by police from the Domestic Security Division of the Aohan Banner Police Department. He was detained for 49 days at the Aohan Banner Detention Center and released on February 8, 2013.

According to an investigation, this city-wide large-scale arrest of practitioners was ordered by Zhang Xiaopei, secretary of the CCP Party Committee of Jilin City, Bai Yan, director of the 610 Office of Jilin City, Zhang Qingshan, director of the 610 Office of Chuanying District, Zhang Peng, and a person with the last name of Niu.

A large and a small silver sedan have frequently been seen in the Beiji Community. Both have the same license plate “Ji BEX 610” and the sign of a scorpion between the headlights.

Chinese version available

Category: Accounts of Persecution

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